Past news articles

December 6, 2023
2023 White Lake Area Water Quality Video Series: A Landmark Initiative by WMEAC

August 16, 2023
GVSU’s ‘Pixie Drone’ collects plastic from waterways

August 15, 2023
Check out floating litter-picker-upper while helping clean up Muskegon Lake

July 17, 2023
Muskegon Co. beach still 'swim at your own risk' until E.coli contamination abates

July 14, 2023
E. coli contamination advisory issued for park on Muskegon Lake

June 29, 2023
Science Says What? Bacteria in Lake Huron sinkhole do a daily tango

May 15, 2023
Two Generations and $70 Million Later, Muskegon Lake Is Restored

May 12, 2023
AWRI helping keep Muskegon beach clean with robots

May 11, 2023
New beach cleanup robot targets microplastics

April 18, 2023
Meijer boosts Great Lakes plastic cleanup effort with new $550K donation

April 13, 2023
Hidden gem lake near Muskegon to get water quality study ahead of preservation plan

March 1, 2023
Conserving Michigan Fisheries

Feburary 6, 2023
Mona Lake restoration efforts focus on former celery fields topic of public meeting

February 2, 2023
Grand Valley team chronicles microbial migration related to Earth's oxygenation

December 2, 2022
Exploring Lake Huron sinkholes may help find life on other planets

November 1, 2022
Grand Valley student chalks up a research success

September 19, 2022
Drones set to join Lake Michigan beach cleanup crews

September 11, 2022
Mona Lake restoration project involving former celery fields topic of public meeting

Aug 29, 2022
Muskegon County Lake to Receive Nearly $500,000 Makeover

Aug 29, 2022
AWRI hosts U.S. Senator Gary Peters on tour of Muskegon Lake

Aug 23, 2022
AWRI-operated drones to clean up plastic on beaches, waterways

Aug 4, 2022
Q&A: Al Steinman reflects on his two decades as director of Annis Water Resources Institute

July 29, 2022
On Higgins Lake, distrust and old grudges cloud septic debate


July 13, 2022
Tourist mecca? Muskegon Lake cleanup gives community a new lease on life

July 13, 2022
$80M and decades of effort rid Muskegon Lake of its industrial toxicity

July 12, 2022
Great Lakes resurrection: Muskegon Lake transforms from industrial dump to ‘ridiculous’ potential

May 25, 2022
AWRI's work helps Muskegon Lake reach pivotal milestone

May 13, 2022
AWRI, GVSU ready for conferences on water issues

August 3, 2021
Article linking Earth's slowing rotation to atmospheric oxygenation published in Nature Geoscience

April 22, 2021
AWRI director featured on national television morning show for expertise on climate change and Lake Michigan erosion

February 23, 2021
Grad student's research on addressing teen risk behaviors takes top honors at thesis competition

July 31, 2020
GVSU, Muskegon County and EGLE celebrate 20 years of water quality testing on state beaches

June 3, 2020
Administrator Wheeler announces selection of 14 individuals to serve on re-established Great Lakes Advisory Board in Grand Rapids

April 24, 2020
COVID-19 disrupts Great Lakes Research

February 12, 2020
March 7 workshop will educate about natural shoreline habitat and best management practices

February 3, 2020
Convocation ceremony will recognize faculty members for service, teaching, research

February 2, 2020
‘A NEW NORMAL’: Declining sportsmen’s dollars upend funding model for nature conservation, outdoor recreation

January 31, 2020
Ancient Analog: What can Lake Huron’s cyanobacteria tell us about the earth’s past or about other planets?

December 4, 2019
Annis Water Resources director to speak about role of government in environmental protection

September 10, 2019
AWRI assists with threatened juvenile sturgeon

September 6, 2019
Higgins Lake’s crystal waters are under threat. Blame poop (and other stuff)

September 5, 2019
Dr. Alan Steinman, the Allen and Helen Hunting Director of the GVSU-Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute: A Conversation About Water, Invasive Carp, and Climate Change

August 28, 2019
Removing sturgeon from Big Manistee, Muskegon rivers before sea lamprey treatment

August 21, 2019
How was Michigan’s PFAS water crisis overlooked for years?

August 20, 2019
Competing visions for a famed river in a Midwest hotspot—Part 2

August 7, 2019
How Hush Puppies shoes sparked a water contamination crisis

August 7, 2019
Is it pollution? Lake Michigan beach worries triggered by photos on social media

July 26, 2019
Large amounts of dune grass washing up on Grand Haven beach

July 26, 2019
The Green Room: PFAS Part I-Health Impacts

July 10, 2019
Duck Lake beach in West Michigan closed due to high E. coli

July 7, 2019
Waterlogged Wonderland: high water, rainy weather put damper on West Michigan tourism, recreation industries

May 23, 2019
Muskegon Lake recovery highlighted in documentary by alumnus

May 16, 2019
West Michigan researchers focus on plastic pollution in lakes

May 16, 2019
Researcher's work with PFAS citizen's group featured in Science Magazine

March 28, 2019
AWRI to host Lake Michigan offshore wind presentation

February 13, 2019
GVSU mourns death of former GVU foundation director and longtime supporter

February 1, 2019
Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute enters partnership with MSU to address water challenges

November 13, 2018
AWRI researcher testifies at PFAS hearing

September 26, 2018
Health Forum event will spotlight water quality

September 11, 2018
GVSU researchers investigate biological, chemical effects of microplastics

September 10, 2018
Annis Water Resources Institute hosts delegation from Japan

August 31, 2018
GVSU to partner with Ottawa County on groundwater management plan

July 27, 2018
Researcher studying whether food production could be safer with new E. coli test

June 9, 2018
Research vessel docks in Michigan City, teaches about Lake Michigan water quality

March 26, 2018
Watershed monitoring is community effort (outdated link -

November 8, 2017
AWRI speaker to discuss restoring fish migrations

October 23, 2017
CLAS alumni to visit campus for presentations and events

September 5, 2017
New endowed fund will help with high-return water research

August 24, 2017
AWRI training addresses water treatment challenges

July 7, 2017
AWRI researchers studying phosphorus, nitrogen in Spring Lake

July 3, 2017
GVSU expert: Role of freshwater in global carbon cycle needs urgent study

May 23, 2017
Grand Valley education assistant wins national teaching award

May 15, 2017
GVSU education vessel receives new radar, weather equipment

February 6, 2017
Project Clarity 2016 dashboard featured in Holland Sentinel (outdated link -

February 5, 2017
Director of GVSU water institute receives national award for work

February 1, 2017
AWRI director to present watershed project to state officials

December 16, 2016
AWRI receives Macatawa Watershed Project's "Stakeholder of the Year" award

September 19, 2016
Israeli delegation visits AWRI

June 30, 2016
Steinman receives community leadership award

June 9, 2016
R.B. Annis posthumously honored at GVSU 2016 Enrichment Award Presentation

April 27, 2016
Great Lakes law, water management focus of AWRI guest speaker

March 3, 2016
AWRI to be inducted into Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame

February 22, 2016
GVSU director appointed to EPA advisory board

January 25, 2016
Vail wins 2016 Informal Science Educator Award

November 30, 2015
AWRI director to testify on invasive species before House subcommittee

November 19, 2015
Steinman to speak about Great Lakes at Washington, D.C. congressional briefing

October 25, 2015
Steinman says water defines Michigan

October 9, 2015
Steinman talks Blue Economy

September 13, 2015
Brook trout study explores life-giving groundwater seeps

September 1, 2015
July & August 2015 Newsletter: Charlyn Partridge joins AWRI Faculty

August 17, 2015
Michigan's new water strategy - 90 minute informational webinar by MDEQ

July 31, 2015
Great Lakes fungi: cancer killer?

July 17, 2015
Annis Water Resources Institute to host international group

July 15, 2015
GVSU wrapping up summer educational trips

July 13, 2015
Lakers get their feet wet at the AWRI

July 9, 2015
Annis Water Resources Institute to offer educational boat cruises

July 1, 2015
June 2015 Newsletter: Diverse undergraduate research experiences at AWRI funded by NSF

June 1, 2015
May 2015 Newsletter: AWRI Summer Student Interns

May 5, 2015
AWRI researcher gets major grant to teach research science

May 4, 2015
April 2015 Newsletter: AWRI Graduate Student Receives Grant Funding

April 17, 2015
Ottawa County feeling the water pressure: Michigan agriculture is making a dent in the subterranean water supply

April 14, 2015
Freshwater Security in a Changing World

April 7, 2015
New report highlights broad impact of water on Michigan's economy

April 1, 2015
Muskegon Lake water cleanup showing results, institute reports
Research shows Muskegon Lake water quality continues to improve
March 2015 Newsletter: Making Lake Michigan Great

March 5, 2015 
February 2015 Newsletter: AWRI Scientists See Recommendations Implemented

February 4, 2015

January 2015 Newsletter: AWRI presents at the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

February 2, 2015 

Higher water levels in the Great Lakes and a shift to "climate variability"

December 20, 2014 

AWRI's 2014 Year in Review

December 15, 2014
Study reveals spread of invasive species in Great Lakes

December 3, 2014 

November 2014 Newsletter: AWRI Fish Biologist Awarded Grant to Study Yellow Perch

November 4, 2014 

October 2014 Newsletter: Robert B. Annis Field Station Update

October 2, 2014 

September 2014 Newsletter: Incoming Graduate Students at AWRI

September 3, 2014 

August 2014 Newsletter: Sabbatical Visitor Spending Fall at AWRI

August 25, 2014 

Incoming graduate student's biology research published

August 11, 2014 

Climate change negatively impacting Great Lakes, GVSU researcher says

August 6, 2014 
July 2014 Newsletter: New grant on aquatic fungi in the Great Lakes

August 4, 2014 
Expert explains algae blooms in West Michigan waters after dangerous Toledo incidents

August 4, 2014 
Could toxic algae bloom affect West Michigan's water supply?

July 8, 2014 

June 2014 Newsletter: AWRI postdocs move on

June 2, 2014
May 2014 Newsletter: AWRI researcher wins sustainability award

May 8, 2014
AWRI researcher wins sustainability award 

May 5, 2014
Former GVU Foundation director and longtime AWRI supporter dies 

May 1, 2014
April 2014 Newsletter: AWRI summer student interns

April 24, 2014
AWRI to host research workshop series

April 22, 2014
Watershed restoration documentary highlights AWRI involvement

April 9, 2014
New Grand Valley Field Station earns LEED Gold Certification

April 2, 2014
March 2014 Newsletter: AWRI Vessel Maintenance

March 3, 2014
February 2014 Newsletter: AWRI Science Advisory Board

February 11, 2014
Grand Valley researchers draw link between zebra mussels, risk of algae blooms

February 6, 2014
GVSU researcher wins scientist of the year honors

February 3, 2014
December 2013/January 2014 Newsletter: AWRI Graduate Student Alumni Profiles

January 20, 2014
Michigan's Blue Economy: WGVU's West Michigan Week

December 18, 2013
AWRI's 2013 Year in Review

December 3, 2013
November 2013 Newsletter: From Basic Research to Private Enterprise: Making the Most of Invasive Aquatic Plants 

November 4, 2013
October 2013 Newsletter: AWRI Collaborative Research

October 2, 2013
September 2013 Newsletter: Incoming Graduate Students at AWRI

October 1, 2013
Students study water quality aboard GVSU research vessel

September 4, 2013 
August 2013 Newsletter: AWRI New Field Station Dedication

August 29, 2013 
Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute awarded blue economy grant

August 23, 2013 
AWRI awarded grant to study bacteria in Silver Lake

August 12, 2013 
Grand Valley dedicates new Annis Water Resources Institute Robert B. Annis Field Station

August 7, 2013 
Michigan Natural Resources Council to hold meeting at Annis Water Resources Institute

August 5, 2013
Grand Valley to formally dedicate new Robert B. Annis Field Station

August 2, 2013 
July 2013 Newsletter: Target Inquiry Teachers at AWRI Summer 2013

July 12, 2013 
Robert B. Annis Field Station campaign reaches goal

July 2, 2013
June 2013 Newsletter: AWRI receives grant from the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program

May 29, 2013
May 2013 Newsletter: AWRI Summer Student Interns

May 24, 2013
Student aquatic plant researcher wins presentation competition

April 30, 2013
April 2013 Newsletter: All aboard for another busy season on the research vessels D.J. Angus and W.G. Jackson

April 24, 2013
AWRI researcher honored for Lake Michigan outreach efforts

April 2, 2013
March 2013 Newsletter: AWRI Undergrad Wins Best Oral Presentation Competition
AWRI, Notre Dame researchers to study pollutant transfer by migrating salmon

March 5, 2013
GVSU scientist talks climate change, future of Great Lakes area

March 4, 2013
February 2013 Newsletter: Monitoring the Pulse of a Lake

February 8, 2013
Are the Great Lakes Drying Up? Dr. Al Steinman interviewed on NPR's "Here and Now".
AWRI director says low Great Lakes water levels could impact economy, ecosystems

February 4, 2013
January 2013 Newsletter: AWRI Seminar Series for Winter 2013

January 2, 2013
AWRI's 2012 Year in Review

December 18, 2012
Environmental threat map highlights Great Lakes restoration challenges

December 3, 2012
November 2012 Newsletter: Lake Sturgeon Research in the Muskegon River System

November 20, 2012
AWRI to take part in Muskegon River restoration project

November 2, 2012
October 2012 Newsletter: Incoming Graduate Students at AWRI

October 16, 2012
Area students get science field trips thanks to Alcoa grant funds

October 11, 2012
Annis Water Resources Institute gets $250,000 grant for outreach, education

October 8, 2012
Global warming: GVSU brings climate scientist to Muskegon water institute to study Great Lakes

October 3, 2012
September 2012 Newsletter: Kicking off the New Field Station Campaign

September 6, 2012
AWRI Field Research Station preview event draws community support

September 4, 2012
August 2012 Newsletter: AWRI Hires New Faculty Climatologist

August 3, 2012
Annis Water Resources Institute to be highlighted on Discovery Channel

August 2, 2012
July 2012 Newsletter: Sustainability - A Journey without End

July 27, 2012
GVSU receives $1 million donation for Annis Water Resources Institute building

July 25, 2012
Grand Valley researchers to study culturally significant fish

July 10, 2012
Grand Valley teams with MSU for research projects

June 29, 2012
June 2012 Newsletter: 2012 AWRI Summer Student Interns

June 1, 2012
Interdisciplinary project could improve water quality in Haiti

May 31, 2012
May 2012 Newsletter: Lakers on Lake Michigan

May 14, 2012
Lake Sentinel: Observatory for Ecosystem Changes in Muskegon Lake

May 5, 2012
Hundreds turn out for "Lakers on Lake Michigan"

May 4, 2012
Grand Valley teams up with Lake Express for Lakers on Lake Michigan

May 2, 2012
April 2012 Newsletter: Another busy vessel season for the research vessels D. J. Angus and W. G. Jackson begins!!

April 26, 2012
Grand Valley research buoy now collecting data in Muskegon Lake

April 23, 2012
Lake Express and GVSU water institute team up May 5 to celebrate Lake Michigan

April 3, 2012
AWRI director elected to science board

April 2, 2012
March 2012 Newsletter: Bob Annis' Legacy

March 2, 2012
AWRI director attends White House summit

February 22, 2012
Grand Valley researcher finds salmon link to contaminated fish

February 23, 2012
February 2012 Newsletter: AWRI Expands!

February 13, 2012
Grand Valley researchers work on projects to restore lake

February 10, 2012
New research building for Annis Water Resources Institute approved by board

December 22, 2011
Steinman appointed to Nature Conservancy board

December 21, 2011
AWRI's 2011 Year in Review

October 25, 2011
AWRI offers internship

September 27, 2011
President Haas joined students aboard the D.J. Angus

July 11, 2011
AWRI hosts public meeting for Great Lakes Study

February 18, 2011
D.J. Angus to begin 25 years of service

September 3, 2010
AWRI receives $1.4 million in research grants

July 23, 2010
D.J. Angus leads Grand River Expedition

June 7, 2010
Tree planted in honor of Jackson

May 12, 2010
$1.1 million in NSF grants fund GVSU research

February 16, 2010
AWRI seeks interns, offers scholarship opportunity

November 18, 2009
AWRI receives grant from Consumers Energy Foundation

October 27, 2009
'Lake Invaders' documentary premieres at Grand Valley

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